This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 8 Year(s)
Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, the Tatshenshini River lays at the heart of the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Park, encompassing over 27 million acres and five U.S. and Canadian parks and preserves. Bound by two towering mountain ranges—the Alsek and St. Elias—the Tatshenshini is a river forgotten by time. The rafting trip begins in a lake of ice flows, and then runs toward the ocean, merging with the Alsek River. This one-of-a-kind adventure then leads onto a glacial moraine, past frozen falls and finally into the shadows of ship-sized icebergs and the terminus of Alsek Bay.
- Following a 2.5-hour shuttle up the Alaska Highway, our Tatshenshini River rafting adventure begins with a number of lively Class III rapids through the Tatshenshini Gorge and a spectacular view of quintessential Alaskan wilderness that few have seen
- Each day the scenery gets increasingly spectacular as mountains rise to 8000 feet and glaciers hang from every slope
- See bear, moose, goats and perhaps wolves in the Alaska wilderness
- Campsite vistas span the broad expanse of the Tatshenshini and Alsek river valleys, flanked by more than 50 different glaciers
- Visit Walker Glacier, so named by rafters because of the ease of walking onto this glacier close to the river shore
- Pass through several different mountain ranges and enter Alsek Lake. The unforgettable sights and sounds of the seven-mile-wide Alsek and Grand Plateau Glaciers with their mammoth icebergs inspire an instant appreciation of this ruggedly magnificent country
- View the St. Elias Mountains, the largest concentration of high peaks in North America, including snow-capped 15,300-foot-high Mount Fairweather
- Float through the iceberg-laden waters of Alsek Bay while exploring the mysterious shapes and patterns cut from the fallen ice
- Enter Dry Bay and enjoy a final lunch before boarding the plane for the scenically spectacular flight back to Whitehorse and the conclusion of our Tatshenshini River trip